Friday 25 December 2015

Christmas Grotto

Here some photographs of the Christmas Grotto that is at Sunwood House in Camphill Milton Keynes. A grotto is any type of natural or artificial cave that is used by humans. Many religious shrines are set into grotto's.
Alex Fox

Friday 18 December 2015

The Advent Spiral

Here are some photographs of the Advent Spiral which happened in the crypt in Camphill Milton Keynes on 29th November. In the middle of the Crypt, there was a large candle and all the residents and co-workers who attended had their own small candle. Somebody lit the big candle at the centre of the spiral and people could light their smaller candle from this to put onto the spiral. Advent Sunday is the fourth Sunday before Christmas, marking the beginning of the Advent season, which ends on Christmas Day.
Alex Fox

Friday 11 December 2015

Wreath Making

Here are some photographs of residents and co-workers making Christmas Wreaths in the social room at Camphill Milton Keynes.
A wreath is an assortment of flowers, leaves, fruits, twigs or various materials that is constructed to resemble a ring.
In English-speaking countries, wreaths are used typically as household ornaments, mainly as Christmas decoration. They are also used in ceremonial events in many cultures around the globe. Wreaths have much history and symbolism associated with them. They are usually made from evergreens and symbolise strength, as evergreens last even throughout the harshest winters. Bay laurel may also be used, and these wreaths are known as laurel wreath.
Alex Fox

Friday 4 December 2015

Unconventional Convention

On Friday 13th November there was the Unconventional Convention held at the Chrysalis Theatre in Camphill Milton Keynes. The aim of this event was to inspire, support and challenge our artists, performers, venues and producers plus encourage everyone to discuss how they can work together to shape next year’s Milton Keynes Festival Fringe!
There was an introduction with Artistic Director Jessica Rost, then cases studies with Director and Producer Rosemary Hill, contemporary artist Deborah Last and Creative Interpreter Alice Bowland-Rhodes.
There were also Breakout Zones when people could discuss venues, unconventional spaces, funding and audiences.
Alex Fox